The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1939:
Missing boy may be enroute to New Orleans
Local police have done about everything possible to locate Richard Nicholas, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Nicholas, 102 Benedict Ave., who has been missing from his home since last Saturday.
Police Chief Frank Kromer notified the police radio station at Findlay as soon as he was notified of the disappearance of the youth and short wave broadcasts have been sent out daily since that time. A red-haired boy answering the description of the Norwalk youth was seen traveling southward from here. It is believed that he may be enroute to New Orleans, where an uncle lives. Local authorities have been told that the boy had difficulties arising from his school work.
Co. farm conservation group re-elects Finlay
The following members of the Huron County Agricultural Conservation Association board were re-elected last night at the annual meeting held in the office of the organization in the Telephone building here:
Robert E. Finlay, Townsend, chairman; Willard F. Porter, Fitchville, vice chairman; and Marley R. Robson, Ripley Twp.
The two new alternates elected are Paul Enzor, Greenwich, first alternate; and Edmund R. Franklin, New London, 2nd alternate; Miss Rose B. Myers of Norwalk named secretary.
Mexican corn causes pop corn to turn black
Ed M. Esker reports an interesting case of cross pollination in his garden at 187 E. Main St.
On one side of the lot he planted ordinary pop corn, and on the other side, some distance away, he planted a number of rows of the black Mexican sweet corn. When he harvested the pop corn, he was surprised to find that every kernel was black, although the pop corn in other respects appears exactly the same as the ordinary white variety.
Leonard D. Gerber opens new funeral home at Wakeman
WAKEMAN — L.D. Gerber, well-known Wakeman Funeral director, after being identified with the Pease Funeral Home a number of years, announces he has opened an undertaking establishment here under the name of L.D. Gerber Funeral Home on Cooper St.
Fred Stick took charge of the Pease Funeral Home about three weeks ago.
Coming Monday — Oct. 15, 1918: One dead and 157 ill with influenza at North Fairfield
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok